Posts tagged ‘photography’

April 3, 2013

Arts in the Valley, March 30 (8 pm) & March 31 (2 pm), 2013, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

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Tune into Arts in the Valley on Saturday and Sunday, March 30 & 31, 2013 as host Kim McMillon interviews photographer Roger Wyan and youth mentor Alyssa about Merced’s Venice Arts program; John Cardenas, the President of the Greater Merced County Multi-Cultural Chamber of Commerce, and Julio Valadez and Dave Brown about the Sunday, April 14th Kite Fly in Livingston, CA.

To listen to Roger Wyan and Alyssa, click onto this link:

roger wyan
Roger is the project manager and teaching artist for Venice Arts – Merced. Youth mentor Alyssa will discuss projects within the community, such as Venice Arts Merced- Granada High School Exhibit “Planada Rising.”

Venice Arts mission is to ignite youths’ imagination, mentor their creativity, and expand their sense of possibility through high quality, accessible media-based arts education programs.

For more information about Venice Arts, contact Roger at or go to their website,

To listen to John Cardenas, click onto the link:john cardas-2
John Cardenas will discuss the Chamber’s upcoming open house on Thursday, April 4, 5:30 pm – 7 pm, and Lemonade Day, a free community-wide education program on May 18th in Merced.

The Greater Merced County Multi-Cultural Chamber of Commerce is located at 535 Main Street in downtown Merced, and promotes local businesses in Merced’s diverse community while providing leadership in the social, civic and cultural aspects of Merced County.

To listen to Julio Valadez and Dave Brown discuss the Kite Festival, click onto the link: kite fest
Visit Livingston for the 2nd Annual Kite Festival sponsored by The Knights of Columbus! The event is FREE to the public and will include: face painting, pie eating contests, bounce houses, candy drop, gigantic kite flying demonstrations, kite building booths, kite flying contests, crafts and vendor booths. Safety demonstrations will be provided by PG & E, Livingston Police & Fire, Merced County Sheriff and the California Highway Patrol Helicopter. The first 500 children admitted will receive a FREE kite!

Sunday April 14, 2013 10 am – 5pm at the Livingston Middle School 101 F Street Livingston, CA 95334

March 25, 2013

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, March 23 (8 pm), and Sunday, March 24 (2 pm), 2013, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

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Kim McMillon, host of Arts in the Valley, interviews artist and creator of School of the Free Mind, Maya Gonzalez, and former Merced resident and filmmaker Don Starnes.

be you. be full. be beautifull.
To listen to Maya Gonzalez’s interview, click onto the link: __ 82
8 week online course, March 22nd-May 16th, 2013
with Maya Gonzalez
(Part 1 of Living the Creative Life series for Women)
| Course Description | Who is this class for? |
| What you will walk away with | Registration Information |
| What you will need for this course | Course Sign-up |
| About the Instructor |
*Registration open through Monday, March 25th*
Course Description
Body Beauty Full is the first course in a 3 part series
designed to
uncover what it means to live the creative life.
Bringing together learning in the privacy of your own home with the importance of being in community with women on a similar path, Body Beauty Full is about loving the body you are blessed with while learning practical tools on how to unleash your body’s wisdom and strength – physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

For more information, and to sign-up, click onto this link:

Encore presentation of Don Starnes’ February interview
Click onto the link to listen to filmmaker Don Starnes,
Don Starnes grew up in the San Joaquin Valley of California, where he learned lighting from cirrus clouds on summer days and winter tule fog. He received a degree in film production from San Francisco State University, made many short films and worked in most areas of film production before becoming a Director of Photography in 1985.

Don has photographed commercials, several features and music videos and lots of corporate, documentary and television shows for many big name companies.

One documentary that he photographed won an International Documentary Association award. Another was nominated for an Emmy. Short films have won prestigious festival awards. Several of the corporate pieces have won CINE Golden Eagle, Telly and ITVA Golden Vision awards. Commercials have won regional ad awards. Features have screened in festivals and been distributed theatrically and on cable.

For more information on Don Starnes and his work, please visit

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